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Nutrition & Dietetics (M.S.)

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Improving the health and quality of life for individuals, families and communities.

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) work in a wide variety of settings, including healthcare facilities, corporate wellness, sports nutrition, schools, food industry, community and public health. The Master’s in Nutrition & Dietetics (MSND) is an accelerated bachelor’s to master’s program with supervised experiential learning of 1,000+ hours incorporated throughout this competency-based program. Students accepted into the program with the required pre-requisites can complete the program in three years. Including prerequisites, completion of the entire bachelor’s to master’s degree program takes approximately five years. By 2024, a master’s degree will be required to become a RDN. Graduates who successfully complete the accredited MSND at SDSU are eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a RDN. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the projected job outlook for RDNs by 2030 is expected to grow by 11%, which is faster than the national average for all occupations.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Want the qualifications to become a registered dietitian nutritionist
  • Want a career with a lot of different options
  • Are interested in food, nutrition and wellness
  • Desire to help people live healthier lives and prevent chronic disease
  • Help people manage chronic disease with medical nutrition therapy

Career Opportunities

  • Clinical dietitian
  • Community dietitian
  • Sports nutrition
  • Management dietitian
  • Private practice
  • Foodservice operations
  • School nutrition director
  • Healthcare manager
  • Research scientist

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